Policies are your adopted rules and intent.

Although we say that CQC is not about policies, that does not mean you don't need any. Policies are an essential first step in planning our system to decide what we are aiming for. However, this is just intent and unless you put it into practice, it has little value.

So treating this as a first stage of deciding what standards we will hold ourselves up to, it is a good idea to make sure that all policies are up to date and in place. Most practices should find this step quite easy as this is a familiar routine and they are likely to have done this exercise for QOF and contract reviews.

And remember - There aren't any special policies for CQC, your existing ones are probably fine

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